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House-sit and see the world for free

Is there such a thing as a free holiday? House-sitting comes pretty close. Here’s our guide on how to do it, with advice from experienced ‘sitters’

If you’re at all familiar with the Home Alone movies, you’ll understand that the moment a house is left vacant a pair of bumbling criminals will try and break into it. And not everyone has a Macaulay Culkin equivalent they can leave behind as a security guard. That’s where the house-sitter comes in. In exchange for free accommodation, homeowners hand over their keys to people willing to take care of their house while they’re away.

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Travel tips: Travel tips: lose yourself in Morocco, have a new look at travel guides, and East London’s hippest hotels | Joanne O’Connor

Have an adventure in Morocco’s Souss Valley, try out glam travel guides, and East London’s hip places to stay

Why go
With its atmospheric medina and ochre-coloured ramparts, the fortified Berber town of Taroudant – an hour’s drive from Agadir – is often called “little Marrakech“, although it is more laid-back. Use it as a base for exploring the fertile Souss Valley, where you’ll find orange groves and argan trees, wild, empty beaches and the sunniest winter climate in Morocco.

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